Silkmen offering free tickets to compete with televised games
10th November 2010
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Macclesfield Town is looking to reward their supporters and attract some new faces by offering free tickets for a future game to anyone who attends the npower League Two fixture at Moss Rose this weekend.

The Silkmen face Aldershot on Saturday at 3.00pm and anyone coming to the game will be given a freebie for the club’s next home game – against Cheltenham on Tuesday 23rd November.

Already boasting the best children’s ticket prices in the Football League - £5 for under 16s and free for all under 12s – it’s all part of the job for a club situated in the shadows of Manchester Premiership giants.  Competition from televised Premiership and Champions League football is posing problems for lower League clubs, a problem being made more challenging by the growth of live coverage of Premiership games on foreign satellite channels in UK pubs and clubs according to Macclesfield Town Chairman Mike Rance.

“We’re used to competing with the Champions League on Tuesday evenings but the 3pm slot on Saturday afternoons is sacrosanct no longer,” said the Silkmen Chairman. “In today’s football market we have to compete with pubs and clubs within our home town filling the short gap between the legitimately screened 12.30 and 5.30 games with live broadcasts from foreign stations.

“We simply have to make our live, local product as attractive as we can to survive and this BOGOF offer is our latest attempt to better engage with the substantial football fraternity in East Cheshire.

“We’ve had a great run of form at home recently, winning our last three League games at Moss Rose before last Saturday’s exciting end to end 2-2 draw with Southend United in the FA Cup. We have a talented young squad who we think deserve to have a wider audience for their abilities”, said Rance.


At a recent fans forum the club called on supporters to help to spread the word about the entertainment on offer at the Moss. What better way to spread the word than giving all of our supporters an opportunity to bring a friend to the Moss,” added the Chairman.

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